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SYSK Selects: How the Black Death Worked

SYSK Selects: How the Black Death Worked

Update: 2019-08-0328
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The Black Death was gruesome: Symptoms included tumors, purple splotches, fevers and vomiting. But how did this disease manage to spread from the Gobi desert and kill approximately one-third of the population of 14th-century Europe? Find out in this classic episode.

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thrash metal guitar

both that and the black death

Aug 3rd
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Bad Ash

Wasn’t it the Bubonic Plague?

Aug 3rd
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Samwise Gamgee

Allie horrific

Aug 7th
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Allie

Bad Ash "Bubonic" refers to the "bubos" which was the word used to describe the grape-like (in size & shape) lumpy growths in their necks, armpits & groin; these were actually swolen lymph nodes FULL of infective pus impregnated with the pathogen. These 'bubos' would often rupture pre or post mortem and the secretions oozing from the sores were HIGHLY virulent even after death. I bet it smelled really great back then! 😝 (True fact: it was documented that these pus filled sacs would actually make a gurgling sound! I know, it's absolutely horrific.)

Aug 3rd
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SYSK Selects: How the Black Death Worked

SYSK Selects: How the Black Death Worked

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